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How Housing is Affecting Economic Development and Health in the African American Community in Minneapolis

Marcus Owens hosts this episode, as he welcomes Aarica Coleman and Dr. Brittney Lewis to discuss their work in Health and Economic Development in Minneapolis. They discuss specifically how housing is impacting these metrics in the African American community. Listen Here

How Housing is Affecting Economic Development and Health in the African American Community in Minneapolis2019-11-04T17:10:06+00:00

Evictions, Gentrification and Housing Justice w/ Dr. Brittany Lewis

Today we are continuing our look at housing and gentrification in Minneapolis to set the context for the Upper Harbor Terminal Development. We had the honor to sit down with the dynamic homegrown talent Dr. Brittany Lewis who serves as the Senior Research Associate for CURA (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs) at the

Evictions, Gentrification and Housing Justice w/ Dr. Brittany Lewis2019-11-04T17:00:14+00:00

“Jim Crow of the North” Premiered on Monday, February 25 on PBS.

Why does Minnesota suffer through some of the worst racial disparities in the nation? One answer is the spread of racist, restrictive real estate covenants in the early 20th century. Jim Crow of the North charts the progression of racist policies and practices from the advent of restrictive covenants after the turn of the

“Jim Crow of the North” Premiered on Monday, February 25 on PBS.2019-11-04T16:57:59+00:00

“A Fiery Unrest: Why Plymouth Avenue Burned.” Premiered on Monday June 24th on KFAI.

During the summer of 1967, Plymouth Avenue in North Minneapolis went up in flames. This was during a period known the Long Hot Summer when frustrations about racial discrimination and a lack of opportunity for black Americans erupted on city streets across the U.S. Here in Minneapolis, those tensions came to a head on

“A Fiery Unrest: Why Plymouth Avenue Burned.” Premiered on Monday June 24th on KFAI.2019-11-04T16:56:25+00:00

Changes In Twin Cities Neighborhoods Have Some Residents Fearing Displacement

Neighborhoods across the Twin Cities are changing, but some say that’s not always a good thing. Longtime residents of now “up and coming” areas could be getting forced out. That was one finding of a University of Minnesota research project put on by the Center for Regional and Urban Affairs (CURA). Read More

Changes In Twin Cities Neighborhoods Have Some Residents Fearing Displacement2019-11-04T16:52:54+00:00

“Minneapolis renters; input informs new housing-instability proposals” Published on June 12th in MinnPost.

The struggle between rent and circumstance is familiar territory for anyone who’s read about evictions lately. Three years ago, when sociologist Matthew Desmond’s award-winning book on evictions in Milwaukee came out, the narrative shed new light on how poor people survive in most American cities. The book’s main characters, mostly African-American women, struggle to escape the

“Minneapolis renters; input informs new housing-instability proposals” Published on June 12th in MinnPost.2019-11-04T16:49:43+00:00

“How Minneapolis Freed Itself from the Strong From the Stronghold of Single-Family Homes” Published on July 11th in Politico Magazine

Cities across the country are booming, but their growth is exacerbating an already critical lack of affordable housing for the middle class and poor alike. The solutions being proposed in many cities run the gamut from rent control to federal subsidies, but Minneapolis has landed on something even bolder that strikes at the heart

“How Minneapolis Freed Itself from the Strong From the Stronghold of Single-Family Homes” Published on July 11th in Politico Magazine2019-11-04T16:48:04+00:00

“Northside landlords exploit poor Black tenants, study shows” Published on July 28th in the Spokesman-Recorder.

Single Black mothers face the highest risk of eviction in the United States. North Minneapolis is no different. From 2013 to 2015, about 50 percent of Northside renter households were hit with at least one eviction filing from their landlord. Single Black women with children living below the poverty line lead more than 60 percent

“Northside landlords exploit poor Black tenants, study shows” Published on July 28th in the Spokesman-Recorder.2019-11-04T16:46:17+00:00

The State of Black Women Economics in Minnesota. The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.

The journey to what Black women often call womanist opposed to feminist has indeed been a journey of learning, exploring and certainly worth taking. The more engaged I become, the more I realize how important it is for Black women to give voice and leadership around issues we are impacted by and for us

The State of Black Women Economics in Minnesota. The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.2019-11-04T16:41:49+00:00

“The Diversity of Gentrification: Multiple Forms of Gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul” The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.

This report presents the findings of a study of gentrification between 2000 and 2015 in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We found significant evidence of gentrification in the two cities. Results from both the quantitative analysis of neighborhood change and the qualitative interviews with key informants and neighborhood residents support the notion

“The Diversity of Gentrification: Multiple Forms of Gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul” The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.2019-11-04T16:43:02+00:00
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